Who Are These
What'd They Do?
|What Did They
|One Family's Experience
Remember the opening line in Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities? "It was the best of times, it was the worst of
times." Now, do you remember Shakespeare's statement about an ungrateful child
being more painful or unpleasant than a serpent's tooth? Well, there you have
it--one family's homeschooling experience in a nutshell... Ours!
For us, homeschooling has been both
wonderful and worrisome. We spent endless hours planning the best possible programs and
curricula for our sons, and they hated it. They hated being homeschooled, and we felt rather
So by now you're probably asking, well stupid, if it was so much work, and they didn't
like or appreciate it, why did you continue? Let me try to explain.
|Charles and Damon,
fraternal twins, were born May 9, 1980. Evan was born 27 months later, in 1982. In
1991, their 6th and 4th grade year, after less than stellar experiences in public and
private schools, we began homeschooling. Don't ask for the details, but the term
triple expulsion might be in the topic sentence. It's a long and somewhat sordid
story. Buy the
book; it's all in there! In any event, we figured for the $20,000 plus dollars we
invested annually for tuition, we could at least match, if not exceed the educational
return we were getting, and with a lot less aggravation. So, we decided to give it a whirl
and devised a strategic plan. With mission, philosophy, objectives, implementation
tactics, etc. in place, the Nabrit Family's homeschooling enterprise was launched.
As word about our family project spread, I was
besieged with inquiries about the mechanics, regulations, and outcomes of homeschooling.
Everybody wanted to know how it was working out. I heard the same questions so often, that
I wrote a book on homeschooling. It is
entitled, As For Me
and My House. In it I describe our whole process from concept to reality. Soon to be released is a related guide,
How to Get Your Kid Into College.
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